New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has ordered the Mississippi flag to be removed from the state park on Friday in the emblem of the Confederacy, which embellishes it, as the national debate rages over symbols in honor of the southeast southeast. will be replaced by an American flag in Liberty State Park, reserved for more than 1,200 acres in Jersey City, which looks at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty just across the port of New York, NorthJersey.com reported.
"The Confederate symbol shown on the Mississippi State Flag is judicious and does not reflect our values of inclusiveness and equality," the first Democrat said in a statement.
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In response, Mississippi republican governor Phil Bryant went on Friday, saying he was "disappointed with the actions of Governor Murphy. As I have said many times, the voters of Mississippi must decide what the state flag is or not. "
The Mississippi State Flag includes the Confederate symbol in the upper left corner and first appeared on the flag in 1894. The Mississippi voters chose to keep the flag
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Murphy said he had made the decision after Democratic Senator Sandra Cunningham raised the issue with him.The flag "symbolizes the era of hatred, violence and division, according to the news site."
Murphy faces an effort to remind of its progressive policies.